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Jun. 23.

Manicure Monday: OPI – Big Apple Red

opi-thOkay, I know this is a red nail polish two weeks in a row, and normally I wouldn’t be doing that, but I am on a bit of a red kick at the moment, and with this polish can you really blame me? This week, for Manicure Monday, I’m looking at OPI’s Big Apple Red.


I actually picked this one up in Duty Free in Gatwick Airport last year, and have been wearing it on and off. Being one of the later OPI polishes, it is made using their 3-free formula, that being there is no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP in the formula. The brush itself isn’t all too thick, but is really nice to use, with the textured feel of the lid being quite grippy and allowing you to place the polish well. The polish also came up opaque in just 2 coats, which is ideal if you’re going to be in a hurry. I was when I did these, and with a fast drying top coat (I used CND’s Air Dry) were ready to go in minutes.

To change things up a bit, and to add a bit of sparkle to the nails, I then added a single coat of Ruby Pumps by China Glaze to the ring finger. In the right light the glitter shines beautifully.

And as always, you get to see my handywork. This is shown both with and without flash on a hand that has been working with this polish since late last week, so please excuse the little bit of damage to them.



I actually quite like how this turned out. The polish is hard wearing under the top coat, and has a delightfully shiny finish, great for sunny days. I’m just thinking of other combinations I can put it in to in the future.


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Mar. 31.

Manicure Monday: OPI Ladies And Magenta-Men

mm-opithHello all. It’s another Monday and that means another manicure. Today we just have a simple one, as to be honest, I didn’t have time to go crazy with the paintbrushes. Sometimes simple works though, like in this case with Ladies & Magenta-Men by OPI.


Ladies & Magenta-Men just works on its own. It doesn’t really need embellishment. It’s just a perfectly girly colour that you can apply easily, is opaque in 2 coats and dries nice and shiny. It’s always good to have some polishes like that in your collection, as really, who hasn’t needed to get something on their nails in a hurry before going somewhere. You wouldn’t want to be doing too much just after, but you don’t need to be overly concerned about it.


Finally, the picture. I love how simply shiny and shimmery it is without much effort on my part. Simple and sorted in minutes!

What do you think of this colour? What other OPI polishes do you recommend, and where do you think is the best place to get them for the right price? Please do let me know in the comments!


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